In pictures: Indonesia's waria

Religious quandary

Many waria are Muslim, but there aren't many mosques or prayer schools where they feel comfortable praying as women. And so they attend a Koran school specially set up for waria.

Maryani, pictured, is the school's founder. She's transgender herself, and said she wanted a place where people like her could gather and pray freely. "Our immediate neighbours have been very accepting but there are those in the wider Muslim community here who think we're sinful."

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